We are grateful for the examples shared of women in the New Testament who held positions of responsibility. However, we find no specific instances where these women went against New Testament teaching and usurped authority over men or preached in the church.
It is interesting and illustrative to see the mental gymnastics people go through in their minds followed by the verbal gymnastics that are posted to justify their positions. I’m sure Beth Moore has many good teachings, we do not condemn this. However, as a whole she (and many other so called christian leaders of today) live daily, un-biblical examples and wield much influence. Warning people of this was the purpose of our post. The lives of New Testament saints and church structure are inspired examples for us that are timeless. Our question remains…………Why would one drink from a contaminated well when the true Water of Life is freely available for study by all? Let’s be Bereans!!
– Lowell Graber
There were some folks who mentioned how they have been helped by the studies Beth Moore puts out. This is not something we are denying, but would like to point out that maybe it was the Word itself which helped . . . more than the study guide?
Hebrews 4:12: “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
God’s Word is able to speak in any situation, and as Lowell said, we do not condemn the good teachings from some of these studies. But as a public blog, we believe we must be careful in the teachings and teachers we endorse.
One more thought . . .
I would like to invite you all, men included, to our church services on Sunday morning here in Kootenai Valley. I am going to be preaching at 11:00 on “How Men are to Love Their Wives”. Following that, I will be sharing on how God gave me a vision last night that it’s okay for us to pray to Mary, so will you all please bow the knee.
Now of course you all know that is not true – I was simply trying to make a point that might hit a little closer home. But I will leave you with this question: do we recommend people who live unbiblical lives . . . if they are distantly removed from us? Does distance from our personal sphere somehow affect who we endorse?
And, no, we will not be serving donuts after the sermon . . . 🙂